Has the left-right divide become obsolete in EU politics?
Bruegel is excited to host this event where speakers and experts from a variety of fields will discuss the evolving party alignments in the European Union. The results of the May 2019 European Parliament election have highlighted the rise of liberal-centrist, green and nativist parties, and a relative decline of the traditionally dominant center-left and center-right, against a backdrop of political mobilization and higher turnout. As the political landscape of Europe continues to shift, its important to understand the ever-changing context in which EU politics occurs.
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Check-in and breakfast
Former Policy Adviser to President Emmanuel Macron
Senior Vice President, Teneo
EU Correspondent, WirtschaftsWoche
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